[mez-uh-koh-luh n, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
- the mesentery of the colon.
Origin of mesocolon
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The mesentery and mesocolon are seen in a similar condition, causing wrinkling and shortening of the bowels.
Adhesion of the mesocolon to the dorsal body wall (parietal peritoneum) does not occur at all points at the same time.
In 14 a mesocolon was found in both the ascending and descending segments of the large intestine.
Hence from this series a mesocolon may be expected on the left side in 36 per cent., on the right side in 26 per cent.
On the left: right layer of mesocolon (secondary lumbar parietal peritoneum in the adult human subject).
- The fold of peritoneum attaching the colon to the posterior abdominal wall.
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